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Check if an HTTP status falls within a range using Ruby

Sometimes you want to handle a group of HTTP responses with the same response, but only in the status falls within a certain range.

The situation where I needed this was to handle the case that the status code was in the range of 200-204, so I could handle different success status’ the same way.

If you want to check if an HTTP status returned to your application falls within a range you can do so with the following snippet.

(200...204).member?(response.status)

In the above code the range is defined using (200...204) and there is a member method on the range object that returns true or false depending on if the value exists in that range, in this case response.status.